Dr Renuka Thergaonkar

Dr Renuka Thergaonkar

Dr Renuka has been a part of the Cosmetic world with M. Tech and Phd in Cosmetic Technology for more than two decades. She has been through the corridors of Teaching Institutes LAD & Smt R P College, Nagpur, Nikalas Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur  and KET’s V. G. Vaze College, Mumbai as Proffesor and Head of Department, Cosmetics and Perfumery along with Consultation for several Small, Medium and Multinational companies. Has won and been on the jury of numerous national and international awards. and helped build brands such as Kaliome, Gravitale, Nomarks etc amongst others.
Her passion for Cosmetics and Perfumes extends beyond formulation to research .Which can be seen in the form of few patents and several published papers in national and international journals. She is also on editorial board of several journals.

Being a known figure in Indian cosmetic industry she is on panel of several Government commitees like BIS, Flavour & Fragrance Committee of India, Board of studies of Sandeep Univerty, K J Somaiya College etc. She is also the Secretary of Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists and a Life member of OTAI west zone.

In 2011, she started COFVI (College of Fragrance for Visually impaired). It was born out of a belief that each individual with Visual imparity has a special gift of smelling  which if channelised properly can be a good source of income. Today more then 30 visully challenged students are working in the industry.

Renuka believes India now needs to take a forefront in research in global cosmetic and perfumery field . Almost everything from personal and homecare need to be redesigned as per sustainable needs.

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